Djokovic didn't play poorly against Rafael Nadal, it's just Nadal was playing that good in the finals and throughout the tournament.
Nadal, who won his seventh French Open title, took the first two sets 6-4, 6-3, to establish control of the match.
Djokovic recovered in the third set to win 6-2.
Nadal wouldn't be denied the title as he won the fourth set to rebound from his only set loss of the entire tournament.
Now Djokovic will turn his focus to winning Wimbledon again this year and hanging on to his world No. 1 ranking.
All Djokovic has to do is make the Wimbledon semifinals to retain his No. 1 ranking, so it's likely he'll do that.
After that, all bets are off.